Hampshire Farmers’ Markets mark British Food Fortnight
Hampshire Farmers’ Markets be marking British Food Fortnight from this weekend.
HFM has proudly supported the event since its inception in 2002. This year’s BFF takes place from 21st September to 6th October. Visitors to the following markets will be in for a treat as HFM members pull out all the stops to boast about buying British.
* Saturday 28th September – Ringwood and Emsworth
* Sunday 29th September – Winchester
* Sunday 6th October – Petersfield and Romsey
The celebrations kick off in Emsworth on the 28th when twenty of Hampshire’s producers will be setting up in St Peter’s Square. Not only will the award-winning Ambrose Sausages be selling their sausages and charcuterie but you will also be able to taste that they’re as good as they look with samples to try before you buy. Their pork produce is all reared on their farm at Upham.
Also at Emsworth will be Ellie’s Dairy selling cheese, raw milk and meat, as well as Newhouse Game, with game from the New Forest including venison, pheasant and rabbit.
The following day, on the 29th, over 40 Hampshire Farmers’ Market members will be on Winchester High Street from 9am to 2pm. Winchester’s very own brewer Alfred’s Brewery, run by Wintonian Steve Haigh, will be bringing his award-winning beer to try and buy. There will also be some of the county’s dairy producers, including Tadley-based Beau Farm Cheese, made by goats who are free to roam and forage in Hampshire’s fields. Noah’s Ark Farm will be bringing their free range chicken and grass fed lamb, plus there will be the chance to stock up on their free range eggs.
The final day of British Food Fortnight sees HFM hosting two markets. The first in Petersfield from 10am to 2pm. There will be 30 Hampshire producers in The Square, including Broughton Water Buffalo, selling meat reared at Manor Farm just outside Stockbridge.
The second market on October 6th takes place at Alma Road Car Park, in Romsey, where New Forest Smokery and Trout Farm will be selling a selection of rainbow trout, brown trout, pates and hot smoked trout.